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Scratch Build – Complete Cor Leonis

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 28 Feb 2011.

  1. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo What's a Dremel?

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    eeehhh.... I'm hoping the curve works out for you. I'm going to be annealing some aluminum to make a curve on my case. I'll tell you how it worked out as it might be an option for post-cutting bending.
     
  2. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Lover of bit-tech Super Moderator

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    No problem mate, our pleasure - glad to see it's been put to good use. As for the project...:jawdrop:
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Looking soooooo good. that front panel almost looks alien like...nice work
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Rolling mill - Awesome!
    Can't roll cut sheet - Crud!
    Can cut after rolling - Yay again! -But d*mn, what a pain.
     
  5. craig - toyoracer

    craig - toyoracer Minimodder

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    Interesting design and a new challenge for you. An English wheel is what you need, now if you can justify the cost, only your imagination would hold you back :lol:
     
  6. Shazbom

    Shazbom What's a Dremel?

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    nice work and silks man. i wish i have all that aluminum. its expansive here in uk. =(
     
  7. HighWire

    HighWire What's a Dremel?

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    I'm eh... Well... What I'm trying to say is...

    Gah, lost for words... Simply amazing!
    I'll run along now and clean up this puddle of drool I seem to have left behind...
     
  8. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    i love this! i somehow missed that you started this build so i went through it all. cant wait to see more progress. :thumb:
     
  9. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    This is looking better and better. I'll be watching...
     
  10. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks, no, it's a loooooong way from finished. :hehe:

    I did read the WMD worklog but that was a long time ago and I forgot the details. If I had remembered, it could have saved some time and metal. :thumb:

    Yeah, not having much luck finding a place to do it. :rolleyes:

    Haha, thanks. :hehe:

    Thanks. :thumb: Don't worry, I check every update you make. ;)

    It's been many years since I've used and AMD powered system, and that case is lovely. :)

    Thanks mate. :thumb:

    Thanks cheaps. :thumb: Things like this waste an awful lot of time, mainly because I drop my view of the big picture and get bogged down with details. :rolleyes:

    Thanks, an english wheel is useful to make compound curves but I only need to put one curve into the back door. The final design will be different from the pics. :)

    Thank you. :thumb: It's not cheap here either.

    Haha, thank you. :hehe:

    Thanks and Welcome aboard. :)

    Thanks mate. :thumb:
     
  11. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    You know what would be great, is when you update your log, that you post in your title that you have updated!
     
  12. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Nice job on the very neat vents Attila :thumb:
     
  13. sethnmalice

    sethnmalice What's a Dremel?

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    you could make a wooden vice with the intended curve, then clamp and press the 3 pieces together, it would eventually mold to the curve.

    The warping of the alu is because the piece is too small to go through the roller, you could use a much larger piece, roll it, then cut the excess off.

    Coming along nicely.

    How are your hands and fingers holding up ? i had to stop modding because the manual labor was becoming too much.
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    ^ Thats a good idea but you'd need to make the mold an exagerated version of what curve you want or there will be some flex but to be honest that probably wouldn't matter once it's fixed to the case & with the little extra force the panel will have should add a little more strength, the alu curve bars I did on mine added a load of extra strength so didn't need to put extra supports in :).
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You can also take the sheet out to a sandy spot in the yard, and drop a bowling ball on it.:D -also a good way to ruin a bowling ball.
    @Sethn- I told you to stop when you see blood!:nono:
     
  16. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Try a panelbeater's bag and mallets. Grew up swinging them in my father's shop-which is why i use wood so much, hee hee.
     
  17. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks for the replies but the only way for me to get a nice even curve is to roll it. I've wasted a couple of weeks on this already so I'll move onto something else and come back to it later.


    @sethnmalice Wow, that's pretty bad news. I have no problem with my hands. Even though a part may take ten hours to file, it never gets done in one session. Most times I'm building, I can only get an hour or two in because I don't have the extra time. If you have been using that nibbler all day then no wonder you have problems. I think if you can heal up and get better, then you can get back into it but in a very controlled way. Oh, and throw the nibbler away, it's a killer.
     
  18. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    I did, and I'll never look back.
     
  19. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I don't know.... seems pretty useful to me?

     
  20. dec0y

    dec0y What's a Dremel?

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    Great work, I can't imagine how hard it was to do all this.
    One thing that bothers me is that the fans might not get enough air with the small chevron cut outs, but that's just me.
     

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